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Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Landscape in 3 colours


This was a an experiment to find out what could be acheived with a palette of only three colours (plus white). The colours I used were Cadmium Yelow Pale, Ultramarine Blue and Alizarin Crimson. I was surprised as to how liberating this was. It saved me from getting bogged down trying to match colours exactly. Instead I was forced to interpret using what was available.

4 Comments:

Blogger RenĂ© PleinAir. said...

one hell of an experiment, ...

Are you going to continue it?

30 April 2008 at 22:59  
Blogger Marilyn M. King said...

Keith,
Your experiment was a huge success! The color in this piece is so harmonious and believable. The composition is very strong, but that is typical of all your work that I've seen. Beautiful work!

3 May 2008 at 05:45  
Blogger Keith said...

Marilyn - thanks for your kind comments. Some self-doubt has been creeping in recently and I haven't been painting as much. It is only the kind words of other artists that keep me going.

8 May 2008 at 10:01  
Blogger Keith said...

Rene - thank you - I will persevere with these very limited palettes. I'm thinking of trying three different primary colours next time.

8 May 2008 at 10:12  

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